Women’s Tennis Takes on Two SEC Opponents on the Road
LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 68 Kentucky women’s tennis (7-6, 1-3 SEC) will travel to Columbia, S.C. on Friday to take on the No. 34-ranked Gamecocks (6-6, 1-2 SEC) at the Carolina Tennis Center for a 5 p.m. EST matchup. Following Friday’s competition, the Cats will then head to Gainesville, Fla. to face the No. 18- ranked Gators (7-3, 2-1 SEC) on Sunday at Noon. The match will take place at Linder Stadium.
After falling to Southeastern Conference opponent Tennessee last Sunday in a tough battle, the Cats look to secure another conference victory on the road.
UK last went head-to-head with South Carolina in the 2022 regular spring season in Lexington, Ky. The match resulted in a Wildcat loss with the Gamecocks finding victory, 4-2. South Carolina and Kentucky would battle it out once more in the 2022 season at the SEC Tournament where the Gamecocks eliminated the Cats, 4-1.
Sunday’s opponent Florida also faced Kentucky in Lexington last season. The match concluded with a 5-2 win for the Gators over the Wildcats.
- Kentucky is 7-6 overall this season with a 1-3 mark in SEC action. The Cats began SEC play with a 5-2 win at Mississippi State but have since fallen to Ole Miss, Georgia, and Tennessee.
- Kentucky is coming off a 5-2 win against non-conference opponent Bellarmine at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center. The match was the second of a double header which began with a 2-4 loss against SEC rival No. 12 Tennessee.
- The Wildcats have one player ranked in the ITA Singles Rankings – No. 74 Florencia Urrutia. Urrutia has spent most of her time holding down the top spot in the singles lineup for Kentucky.
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